Jordan Cairnes – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: P.E, Behaviour

My role as a Year 11 Progress Leader has enabled me to take a critical role in creating an ambitious and committed learning environment for the pupils that I am responsible for. I strongly believe that for any school improvement strategy to be successful you need to create an ethos of motivation and willingness, so that pupils and staff commit themselves to consistent improvement.

Since 2012 I have been I have had significant involvement in developing Teaching and Learning at a secondary school. This involvement has seen positive shifts in standards across school and has created a climate that is ever improving. I work closely with senior and middle leaders in devising and implementing a plethora of creative and effective strategies that focuses on key whole school initiatives, through staff Continuous Professional Development, Teach Meet events and effective monitoring and review of impact. Additionally, as a member of the pastoral team I have helped in the creation of strategic behavior protocols and achievement initiatives. Furthermore, I have planned and delivered a variety of INSET activities focusing on teaching and learning, pupil progress and behavior management.

Finally, Staff development is an area that I proactively seek to improve through assessing what area needs assistance and then presenting my ideas to the Senior Leadership Team. This might be within my roles as Progress Leader or a Physical Education teacher amongst a diverse faculty. For example, I highlighted that Information Technology within the Performance faculty needed to be more robust and meaningful. As a result of this I took responsibility for this area and implemented workshops to faculty staff and middle leaders to enable innovative and engaging ways of catching and enhancing progress through hand held devices. This had a long term profound effect especially within the Performance Faculty as it opened up endless possibilities of how we could improve a learner’s experience within our subject and school.